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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of International Law (MIL)

Broaden your personal and career horizons whether you're a law or non-law graduate by examining how international law shapes almost all forms of global interaction, from business and trade to diplomacy and acts of war.

This degree is suited to anyone who works in an international field (with or without a legal background), or has aspirations of pursuing a career associated with international law anywhere in the world.

As a student you'll immerse yourself in four compelling compulsory courses: Principles of International Law; Law of Armed Conflict; Law, Terrorism and Human Rights; and Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Law: Rights and Realities.

You also have a choice of various elective courses covering topics such as business, diplomacy, international policy, advocacy, negotiation and armed conflict. Courses are taught by academics, legal practitioners, judges and international scholars, many of whom have first-hand experience working in some of the world's most dynamic social and economic environments.

Program highlights

  • Discover more about our increasingly internationalised world and the role international laws play in countless lives across all borders.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the structure of international laws, the way they shape the international system, and how to work within those laws.
  • Choose from a range of elective courses to suit personal growth and your interests, and achieve your degree within 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent).

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a Bachelor degree in law; or Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography; with a GPA of 5.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least four courses covering international topics.